To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2017, Canary Wharf Contractors Limited (CWCL) welcomed Built By Us (BBU) construction career candidates and supporters to its Southbank Place development. Through visiting Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar’s mixed-use development, which will include residential, commercial and retail units, construction candidates were able to gain an insight into a working construction site.
The visit formed part of a programme of experience-based careers information, which BBU offers as part of its mission to connect diverse talent with construction businesses. Through providing careers support and inclusive recruitment services, BBU is able to connect companies with the right skills for their projects. Women who are considering a career in construction were encouraged to attend the event, which was open to those aged 18+.
Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar’s vision for Southbank Place, is to create a masterpiece in construction while maintaining communication and harmony with its valued neighbours and stakeholders. The event celebrated and recognised the work that Southbank Place is doing to engage with the local community.
Speaking after the event BBU founder, Danna Walker, said
“I can’t thank everyone at CWCL enough for making this visit possible. It represented a rare opportunity for BBU candidates to see an operation of this magnitude and complexity first-hand. The logistics, skills and dedication required to make such a complex project operate efficiently and successfully are truly impressive. “
About Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd
CWCL’s vision for the construction of Southbank Place is that it will set a new standard in the Waterloo district for the future residents and occupants of the homes, offices and shops in the area.
About Qatari Diar
Qatari Diar is a global leader in sustainable real estate, building landmark projects of unrivalled scope and vision. We create vibrant communities dedicated to capturing the hearts and imaginations of the people we serve. These developments are conceived from our commitment to preserving and reflecting local characters and traditions and our visions have created places with a sense of identity and purpose where people aspire to live, work and visit.
Qatari Diar’s European operation is based in London, and boasts several key local projects, including a landmark residential development at the 12 acre Chelsea Barracks site in Belgravia; Southbank Place, a mixed-use joint venture between Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group situated in a prime central London location on the south bank of the River Thames; 30 Grosvenor Square, the current US Embassy in London, which will become a luxury hotel, retail and event space; and East Village & Elephant Park, a joint venture with Delancey and APG, offering more than 4000 private residential apartments for rent.
Qatari Diar seeks to harness the world’s greatest architectural and design talent in order to create sustainable communities that will stand the test of time.
About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.